Friday, February 6, 2015
Addicted to Kindergarten
Every Fall students come in at varying levels. I had several students this year who couldn't write their name or even knew the letters in their name. Now, those students are reading! Amazing! It's a huge high to report to parents that kind of improvement and to be able to witness the joy the student feels when they reach their goals.
I also love that I get to help shape kids' minds about what school is about. I work my hardest to show students that if they work hard, they will reach their goals. Parents will often comment on how much their child has grown and how much they love school. Love that!
I know other grade levels see growth in their students but I'm willing to bet not as much as a kinder teacher. It is the reason why that I am still in kindergarten after 15 years and hope to continue for a good long while. Are you addicted to kindergarten? What do you love about it? Please share!
I mentioned in my last post that I was asked to speak at the Minnesota Kindergarten Association Spring Conference in April alongside YouTube star Mr. Harry, children's book author Nancy Carlson, and the amazing kinder teacher Shari Sloane! Now you can see all the details and register for the conference. Click below to find out all the details!